16 November 2006

NaNoWriMo Update

I had a GREAT time writing this morning. Lots of pieces of the story came together, scenes I hadn't expected, character & story development jumped to the next level, and the whole thing continues to surprise me... I think it's my favorite chapter yet.

I usually wrap up by 0700 and head in to work - today I didn't leave the house until 0730 (gasp!). I'm still writing it by hand in a spiral notebook, so I don't have a word count, but Chapter 9 is now 90% finished (I expect to have somewhere around 16 chapters). I probably won't get around to typing it until this paper draft is finished.

NaNoWriMo rocks!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you're having a great time with it. Congrats on passing up your halfway point!

Dan said...

Thanks! It's great to be over the hump, and the surprises in the story just keep piling up...

Hope your NaNoWriMo journey is going well too!

Deb said...

Can't wait to read the finished product!

Dick Field said...

You are one literary junkie, Dan . . . oh, but in a good way!

I only use that literary stuff socially, meself - and I can quit anytime I want.

Dan said...

Only did 1/2 a chapter this morning, but it was a good one too! This novel writing thing is really fun.

I wonder how it would be different if it was my "real job," as opposed to the thing I do with whatever stolen moments I can arrange...